ocstacy wrote:You're mom is ahead of me by one to two weeks (I get a date around October 6 after MRI) and I'm obviously asking the same questions that you are. Your mom sounds like me in not going to hospitals but I've accepted that I may have a permanent or temporary. I may not like or want it but I try to be pragmatic. Best wishes for your mother and I completely understand your prayer parts and I have many to pray for here and elsewhere.
Yes I do remember you. How are you doing with the chemo/radiation? Have you by any chance had her last week of radiation? My mom handled the chemo radiation pretty good, but the last week was the most intense for my mom. It was more like the 2-3 weeks after her last treatment that really hit her hard. She said her pain level was a 9 couple weeks after. I felt so bad for her, but now she just camps in the bathroom. For the MRI, she had to do the KY injection in her BUTT, and enema prior. She has lost some weight after the radiation.. like 4 pounds. I told her to keep drinking the Ensure drinks cause she she stopped. Have you lost weight? I am trying to fatten her up for her surgery. The dr. gave us some special "Ensure surgery drink" to take before and on the day of surgery https://ensure.com/nutrition-products/e ... re-surgery Also he wants her to drink Enhanced recovery https://www.nestlehealthscience.us/bran ... d-recovery
Also, she will get a temp ileostomy for 6 months (which I thought was a long time) then have the reversal after that. I sure hope that she is in "less pain" than she is now.
Many prayers to you and everyone. PS) I read about the ilestomy
I finished three weeks ago and things were tough for a little while but I'm in good shape right now. I'm putting on weight but I suspect that it's muscle (have done a lot of strength-training the past week). I will be going through what your mother is going through though I don't know if it's a temp or permanent. I hope that she can gain the weight that she needs for surgery and recovery.